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One Little Atlas – Wayfarer

Ramber Records

“skilfully done top to bottom, a huge and luxurious achievement”

Carlton Melton – Turn To Earth


“a full 120-minute odyssey too that displays the full range of Carlton Melton material”

Catatonic Suns – S/T

Agitated Records

“A popular (but not “pop”) take on rock, suffocating shoegaze and psych”

PCM – Dreamland


as listenable as it is admirable

Woods – Perennial


“excellent new take on their summery psych-pop sound”

Tiger Lou – Acts


Code red for the Scandi noirs

Celestial North – Otherworld


Pagan Poetry

A.R. Kane – A.R. Kive Box-Set

Lavish box set re-issue for the dreampop pioneers

Osees – Intercepted Message

In The Red

“Thee Oh Sees are back to slay pretence and pretenders alike”

Mercylane – Mayday EP

from the former God Machine man

Various Artists – These Clouds…

Sound in Silence

Label celebrates milestone with compilation release

Scenius – Life Is A Thing


Can the darkwave/synthpop duo do it again?

Deepriver – Volume One


Hemisphere-spanning ambiance.

The Declining Winter – Really Early, Really Late

Home Assembly Recordings

“The instrumentation is an absolute treat. Each note feels considered, even agonised over.”

The National – First Two Pages of Frankenstein


Ninth outing from the Dads of sad.

SENSES – Little Pictures Without Sound

42's Records

Arena-sized anthems from latest Coventry wonders.

IST IST – Protagonists

Kind Violence Records

Impressive 3rd outing from the Manc post-punks

Laurel Canyon – S/T


The grunge revival gets another reboot.

Last Days – Windscale


contemplative ‘soundtrack’ to the UKs worst Nuclear disaster

Emperor Zero – Nights Of The Hunter EP

Ramber Records/Sways

“Blossoming in adversity, beautiful melodies square off against the solemnity of the Old Testament, post-punk guitars soaring poetically from the noisy squalor”